Michel Martelly invited to attend NAACP National convention in Florida

The Haitian President, Michel Martelly was invited to participate in U.S. oldest civil rights organization, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, (NAACP) national convention in Florida. The convention will run from Saturday July 13, 2013 and continues Wednesday of that same week

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The NAACP will mark this year to major events in the history of movement: the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and also the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Mississippi NAACP leader Medgar Evers.

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Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the oldest and largest civil rights organization in the United States. Its objective is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.

President Martelly is scheduled to give remarks at the Opening Public Mass Meeting, Sunday, July 14th and the First Lady will give remarks at the NAACP Health Luncheon, Monday, July 15th. Haitian President Michel Martelly and Sophia Martell will have a chance to meet some current and former leaders of this prestigious and historic institution

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